Manchester United target Renato Sanches called into Portugal squad for first time

Benfica midfielder Renato Sanches has been named in the Portugal squad for the first time.

Sanches is the subject of intense interest from Manchester United.

The 18-year-old, who has been outstanding for Benfica since making his debut in October, was included in the squad named by coach Fernando Santos for the friendlies against Bulgaria and Belgium this month.

“We are going to have a chance to look at him closely, in the day-to-day work, which involves much more than what happens on the pitch,” said Santos.

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